NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
College of Science
Department of Physics Guidelines for Faculty Evaluation
Approved by the 4thDepartment General Meeting on December 7, 2011, School Year 100.
Amended and approved by the 5th College of Science Faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting on December 21, 2011, School Year 100.
Approved by the 339th University Faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting on January 12, 2012.
Approved by the 3rd University Executive Meeting on March 23, 2012, School Year 100.
Approved by the 6th Department General Meeting on February 18, 2014, School Year 102.
Approved by the 8th Department General Meeting on March 19, 2013, School Year 102.
Approved by the 12th Department General Meeting on June 17, 2013, School Year 102.
Approved by the 1st College of Science Faculty Evaluation Committee Meeting on September 22, 2014, School Year 103.
Approved by the 2nd University Executive Meeting on December 26, 2014, School Year 103.
I. The Department of Physics (hereafter referred to as “the Department”) has established the present guidelines based on “National Sun Yat-sen University Guidelines for Faculty Evaluation” to improve teaching, research, as well as counseling and service qualities of the Department.
II. Faculty members that meet exemption eligibility criteria set out in “National Sun Yat-sen University Guidelines for Faculty Evaluation” are exempt from evaluation. All other full-time faculty members shall undergo evaluation in accordance with the present guidelines. After faculty members pass their first evaluation, they are required to receive an evaluation every five years. The current year of evaluation shall be regarded as the first year for the next evaluation. Female faculty members that are pregnant in their evaluation year may apply for a deference of one year. Faculty members with mild- or moderate-level Disability Manuals may apply for a deference of one year, and those with severe-level Disability Manuals or IC cards for severe illnesses may apply for a deference of two years.
III. Appointments of new full-time faculty members at all levels shall be handled in accordance with “National Sun Yat-sen University Regulations for Appointments of Teaching and Research Personnel.” Faculty members that pass their first re-appointment review are considered to have passed their evaluations. Full-time faculty members at all levels that pass their promotion reviews are considered to have passed their evaluations.
IV. Evaluation scores are allocated based on teaching, research, as well as counseling and service, for a total score of 100. Teaching, research, and counseling and service performances constitute 40%, 40%, and 20% of the overall score, respectively. The evaluation scope for faculty members with IC cards for severe illnesses or Disability Cards may be adjusted accordingly.
V. The evaluation items and scores are handled in accordance with “National Sun Yat-sen University Faculty Evaluation Table.”
VI. The evaluation procedures for the Department are as follows:
A. The College of Science announces name lists for evaluation and exemption. Faculty members on paid leaves or unpaid leaves in the evaluation year that are unable to provide relevant information shall be deferred to the year of their returns.
B. Faculty members under evaluation must prepare all documents listed on the evaluation form. These documents must be submitted to the department-level faculty evaluation committee at the designated time. Failure to submit relevant information shall be regarded failed evaluation for the current year.
C. Once the department-level faculty evaluation committee has reviewed and approved the submitted documents, the documents are submitted to the college-level faculty evaluation committee for evaluation.
VII. The college-level faculty evaluation committee shall send the evaluation results (incl., evaluation comments) to the Office of Academic Affairs, as well as written notifications to the faculty members under evaluation and their respective department (division). In cases of faculty members being dissatisfied with the evaluation results, appeals must be submitted to the college-level faculty evaluation committee in writing within 15 working days from the reception of the notifications. Faculty members who are dissatisfied with the appeal outcomes may apply for a re-appeal in writing to the university-level faculty evaluation committee. Faculty members who are dissatisfied with the re-appeal outcomes may submit a written grievance to the University Faculty Grievances and Appraisal Committee.
VIII. Matters not mentioned in the present guidelines shall be handled in accordance with relevant college and university regulations.
IX. The present regulations shall be implemented following approvals of the department-level, college-level, and university-level faculty evaluation committees. The same procedure shall be carried out when amendments are to be made.